King Felipe Touts Common Future

Amid ongoing separatist sentiments in Catalonia, King Felipe in recent days called for a “common future” in the neighboring region of Valencia.

© Casa de S.M. el Rey
© Casa de S.M. el Rey

King Felipe, who presided over the Jaime I Awards, touted Spanish scientific research and also pressed for funding such endeavors.

The King said developments “make us count more on a common future.”

King Jaime I was king of Aragon and Count of Barcelona, and therefore ruler of Catalonia, during the 1200’s before the region became part of Spain.

© Casa de S.M. el Rey
© Casa de S.M. el Rey

Media outlets, including El País read into the King’s words amid budget cuts and social concerns in parts of the country, and King Jaime’s symbolism.

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